We have just had word back from our colleagues at HQ. It appears this is a concept design, and unfortunately, there are currently no plans to implement this suggestion at the moment.
They have taken this feedback on board, however, and appreciate all feedback sent through.
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So removing keyboard from the tablet turns the screen off and it can't be changed. So we have to put up with it because Samsung can't be bothered to change it. On a Very Premium priced product, this should be achievable, so Very Disappointed.
This is a pretty unacceptable response from Samsung for a $650 tablet + $150 keyboard.
As someone who frequently switches between using the keyboard and the tablet, this is extremely annoying to the point it makes the tablet unenjoyable to use at times. This is a really poor design for an otherwise fantastic tablet. Really hope Samsung reconsiders this feature; otherwise, I will be going with the iPad next time.
I did ask again for you guys... because I thought it would be quite a useful feature too. However, the answer remains the same for the time being.
Given the wording of their response to us, I'm sure there's some kind of good reasoning that lies behind the developers' thinking here; in terms of overall product design concept and how that carries through to the user interface, for example.
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Sorry but this response is pathetic.
Can you get the person responsible to actually spend some time giving an explanation to your CUSTOMERS.
The screen turning off when you connect/disconnect the keyboard is about as stupid a design concept as I can imagine.
I've choose Samsung s4 instead of iPad because it promised to be more agile and easy to be set up for my personal vision of how the device should behave, and in the end I get the same "Sorry, but there only one right way of how to use" as it is happens with apple devices.
The existance of this topic says that there are people who think that this option would be useful and would like to be able to decide if they want their tablet to turn off each time they put it off the keyboard or to keep it running.
I do not understand what kind of product concept may be discussed here and what could be possible disadvantages of having this option.
Calm down son, every device has its pros and cons. It's easy to fix this kind of con, find thin magnetic tape and apply a square of tape at the bottom of the keyboard, that would turn the screen off when you close the keyboard flap. Find the right color tape and it's hard to notice.